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Press Release: 2013-04-03

THEMUSEUM announces short baseball focus

Kitchener, ON  –  THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener is thrilled to be hosting An Evening with Fergie Jenkins, the only Canadian to enter into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Fergie Jenkins, born in Chatham Ontario, will speak about his major league experience and will take questions from the audience on the evening of Wednesday May 8th. Mr. Jenkins will then be available to sign autographs and pose to have his picture taken with guests. In addition, there will be both a silent and live auction with all proceeds going to support THEMUSEUM and Cystic Fibrosis Canada, as May is CF Awareness Month.
An Evening with Fergie Jenkins has inspired THEMUSEUM Team to create a small baseball exhibition.  The highlight of this exhibition is the extremely rare baseball signed by legend Babe Ruth weeks before his death.

Babe Ruth was a patient of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre in 1948.  Shortly before his death a nurse asked him to sign a ball for her six year old nephew who resided in Toronto, Ontario.  This ball, accompanied by a handwritten note and other artifacts will be on display at THEMUSEUM.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Cystic Fibrosis Canada to offer this event to our visitors,” exclaimed David Marskell, CEO of THEMUSEUM.  “As a baseball fan myself, it is unbelievable that we are able to host an event with Fergie Jenkins and display such a rare and personal artifact.”
An Evening with Fergie Jenkins will take place Wednesday May 8, 2013 at THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener.   For more information regarding programming and hours please visit www.THEMUSEUM.ca

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